Great Britain's Eilish McColgan claims 10,000m silver

By Rek Hanibal Published on August 16, 2022
Great Britain's Eilish McColgan claims 10,000m silver

McColgan, 31, won her first major title as she triumphed in the event at the Commonwealth Games 12 days ago.

Having also finished second in the 5,000m at Birmingham 2022, the Scot earned another silver as she ran clear of Israel's Lonah Chemtai Salpeter.

Can kick clear with seven laps to go to win in 30 minutes 32.57 seconds.

"I'm pleased. I'm disappointed, and I would have loved to become European champion tonight - but tired, tired legs,".

"It was probably one of the craziest weeks of my life at the Commonwealth Games. Such a big high of emotion and not a lot of sleep. I found it tough to get myself up for it again today."

On also contesting the 5,000m in Munich, she added: "I think it is going to be tough. Two days' recovery to try and do it all again, but this would be my last track race this season. 

"I'll think about it, and I’m sure I'll be back. I love racing. It's been a great season, and to add another medal to that, I'd be more than proud."

Fellow Britons Samantha Harrison and Jessica Judd finished sixth and 10th, respectively.

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